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Kitsilano House Price Comparisons - Property Sales in Kitsilano on Vancouver's Westside

By Nicola Way - Special to the Sun. © Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun


KITS APARTMENT BEATS LIST PRICE

Vancouver

104 - 2255 York

Type: 2-bed, 2-bath apartment

Size: 1,100 sq.ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $507,500

Listed for: $599,900

Sold for: $673,000

Sold on: March 22

Days on market: 7

Listing agent: Ben Chimes at RE/ MAX Crest Realty (Westside)

Buyers agent: Eric Coulombe at RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside)

The big sell: A stellar location, just a block from Kitsilano Beach, combined with a spectacular 900-square-foot private yard and modern renovations, helped garner seven offers after the first weekend of showings. This condo offers a spacious floor plan spread over 1,100 square feet and has been meticulously renovated throughout with a modern flair. Beautifully presented by the sellers, its highlights include an open kitchen that perfectly blends style with function, two chic bathrooms, large principal rooms, custom closets in both bedrooms, in-suite laundry, two parking stalls and storage locker. The huge split-level patio and private treed yard provide opportunities for green thumbs.


WESTSIDE PROPERTY FETCHES ASKING PRICE

Vancouver

1 - 1935 West 14th Avenue

Type: 3-bed, 3-bath townhouse

Size: 1,626 sq.ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $800,000

Listed for: $1.225 million

Sold for: $1.225 million

Sold on: March 25

Days on market: 8

Listing agent: Mario Felicella at Sutton Group - West Coast Realty

Buyers agent: Shannon Vrlak at Westside Tom Gradecak Realty

The big sell: Despite last year's assessed value, this lower Shaughnessy property on a tree-lined street between Burrard and Arbutus had been recently renovated to perfection. Even more vital, however, it benefited from something that cannot be added to or upgraded: an enviable location. Accompanying the inspired floor plan are high ceilings, a living area with fireplace and expansive windows, a gourmet kitchen featuring maple cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, three generous-sized bedrooms (the master occupies 15-by-15 square feet, and includes bay windows), and extensive storage including an attic with pull-down stair access. A balcony overlooks the mature garden and the south-facing patio is for the owner's exclusive use.


LARGE KITSILANO RESIDENCE LASTS JUST ONE WEEK ON THE MARKET

Vancouver

2250 West 13th Avenue

Type: 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom, detached

Size: 3,015 sq.ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $1.0336 million

Listed for: $1.398 million

Sold for: $1.46 million

Sold on: April 12

Days on market: 7

Listing agent: Tom Gradecak at Westside Tom Gradecak Realty

Buyers agent: Frida Bolotski at Sutton Group - West Coast Realty

The big sell: This 1926 character home in the heart of Kitsilano has instant curb appeal with thoughtfully selected bushes, shrubs and trees framing the entrance way. Deceptively large with six bedrooms and four bathrooms, the property has been renovated and features a spacious kitchen with island and recessed lighting, a family room with vaulted ceilings, skylights and doors to a south-facing sundeck, an open plan living and dining room with hardwood floors throughout, crown mouldings and, in keeping with the original design, stained-glass windows. The top floor contains a roomy 17-by-11-foot master bedroom, a four-piece bathroom and additional laundry space. The lower level features a self-contained two or three-bedroom suite currently rented for $1,500.


KITS HOME OFFERS EASY LIVING, INSIDE AND OUT

Vancouver

2726 West 2nd Avenue

Type: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom half duplex

Size: 1,314 sq.ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $870,600

Listed for: $899,000

Sold for: $902,000

Sold on: March 30

Days on market: 8

Listing agent: Merideth Schutter at RE/ MAX Select Properties

Buyers agent: Mark Longpre at RE/ MAX Crest Realty (Westside)

The big sell: There is a trend in Kitsilano toward oversized decks, which might explain the predominance of tanned bodies come the summer. This side-by-side half duplex is no exception; it boasts 400 square feet of south-facing, sun-drenched deck space, and if that's not enough, there is an additional, private west-facing patio. Built in 1979, the property has since been renovated with contemporary, high-end details: granite countertops, glass backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a wood-burning fireplace with oversized tile surround, hardwood flooring, a modern paint colour scheme and clean lines throughout. Situated close to the MacDonald Street end of Kits with the popular shops, bars and restaurants of West 4th and Broadway.


HERITAGE-STYLE CONVERSION BEATS LIST

Vancouver

4 - 1945 West 12th

Type: 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom townhouse

Size: 1,132 sq.ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $444,200

Listed for: $669,000

Sold for: $675,000

Sold on: July 6

Days on market: 6

Listing agent: Lailey Wallace at One Percent Realty Ltd.

Buyers agent: Patricia Lok at RE/MAX Select Properties

The big sell: This two-level townhouse had a complete renovation within a converted heritage-style building, resulting in a sale $6,000 over the asking price. It has soaring ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, wooden banisters and an abundance of skylights, as well as stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom-made European cabinets, hardwood floors, and two spa-style bathrooms. A loft area overlooking the living room would be a perfect spot for an artistís studio or guest bedroom, and an upper deck provides ample space for patio furniture and relaxing mountain views. The piece de resistance? A large 13-by-14-square-foot master bedroom housed in a turret.



These transactions were compiled by Nicola Way of BestHomesBC.com and AssignmentsCanada.ca